Carolina Panthers vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City -10.5
Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (3-5) head to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). Carolina opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 49.
The Carolina Panthers head into this matchup 3-5 for this year. In their last outing they played the Atlanta Falcons and took the loss by a score of 25-17. Teddy Bridgewater went 15/23 with 176 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day. Mike Davis led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 66 yards via 13 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per run. DJ Moore led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 55 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 27.5 yards per reception in the game. The Carolina Panthers ended up rushing 22 times and generated 147 yards which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 52 plays which added up to 304 yards. For the game, the Panthers earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 30 yards. In terms of defense, Carolina allowed 21 completions on 30 attempts totaling 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the running game, the Panthers allowed 131 yards on 36 tries which is an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 401 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Carolina Panthers are averaging 22.4 points per contest. As a unit they are averaging 110.6 yards rushing which is 18th in the league. The Panthers have earned 2,888 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Carolina has totaled 9 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. The Panthers are sitting in 13th in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 24.1 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush and 124.9 rushing yards per contest this season. During the season, they have allowed 999 yards via the ground game in 8 outings. When it comes to passing yardage, the Panthers have surrendered 1,860 yards which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. Over the course of their 8 games played this year, they have conceded 232.5 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.1%. In total, they are allowing 357.4 yards per contest which ranks them 15th in the NFL.
The Chiefs come into this matchup with a record of 7-1 this year. In their last game they played the New York Jets and ended up getting the victory by a score of 35-9. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 4 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 21 yards via 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per run. Travis Kelce was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 109 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 13.6 yards per catch during the game. Patrick Mahomes went 31/42 with 416 yards passing and added 5 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Kansas City Chiefs rushed the ball a total of 20 times and generated 50 yards which had them averaging 2.5 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Chiefs got 25 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 61 yards. On the day, they ran 67 plays for a total of 496 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas City gave up 18 completions on 30 throws for a total of 128 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 221 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Chiefs gave up 93 yards on 25 attempts which means they had an average of 3.7 yards per attempt allowed.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Chiefs currently sit 2nd out of all teams in football by scoring 31.6 points per game. For the year to this point, the Chiefs have earned 2,291 yards through the air not to mention an average of 286.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 4th out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 124.1 run yards per game and have run for 993 yards for this season. The Kansas City Chiefs are averaging 410.5 yards/game ranking them 4th in the league. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Chiefs have conceded 1,610 yards which puts them in 8th in the NFL. Overall, they are giving up 344.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 10th in the league. The Chiefs are ranked 3rd in the league regarding team defense, giving up 19.0 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 142.8 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 8 games played, they have conceded 201.3 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they have allowed 1,142 rushing yards through 8 games.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -10.5
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